In an almost perfect illustration of the need for health care, President Obama came to the rescue of a pregnant woman on Monday, who nearly fainted during his Affordable Care Act speech. The woman, identified as Karmel Allison, stood behind the Commander-in-Chief as he spoke on problems associated with signing up for the plan. She began to look dizzy before her eyes lost focus. Pres. Obama quickly paused to offer an arm…and his quick wit.
"I got you. You're okay," he commented, adding, "That's what happens when I talk too long."
Allison was escorted from the stage, but later reported on her condition via Twitter.
"I'm ok world- just got a little lightheaded.Thanks, @BarackObama for catching me!"
According to People, Allison was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 9 years old, and could benefit from the new health plan.
As described in a write-up from the White House, Allison "has maintained the same insurance since her youth, despite constantly rising costs, for fear she would not be able to find a plan that would cover her, due to her pre-existing condition."
The timing may have been great for Obamacare, but hopefully Allison, who writes a blog about living with diabetes, can avoid future near-faint experiences!
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